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SPH Spring Research Symposium

Last month, the School of Public Health, the Berkeley Population Center, and the Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging presented a symposium showcasing healthy communities research, with sessions on aligning health care and social determinants of health; community approaches to obesity prevention; and community-based health policy research in Richmond, California.

The day was filled with awesome talks, split into 3 main sessions:
Session 1: Aligning Health Care and Social Determinants of Health (Approx. first 1 hour of the video below)
Stephen M. Shortell, PhD, MPH, MBA, “Evidence-based Interventions for Creating Accountable Communities for Health”
William Satariano, PhD, MPH, “Hospital Discharge Planning: What about the Patient’s Neighborhood?”
PANELISTS: Claire Brindis, DrPH, MPH (UCSF), Pamela M. Schwartz, MPH (Kaiser Permanente)

Session 2: Community Approaches to Obesity Prevention (Starting at about 1:06:40 – 2:06:45 in the video below)
Kristine A. Madsen, MD, MPH, “A systems-based approach to curbing obesity”
Barbara Laraia, PhD, MPH, RD & Mahasin Mujahid, PhD, MS, “Building a Place-based Resource for Health Research: An Example of Use with A Managed Care Organization”
PANELISTS: Meredith Minkler, DrPH (UC Berkeley, SPH), Mary Pittman, DrPH (Public Health Institute)

Session 3: Health in All Policies – Engaging with Richmond (Starting at about 2:10:38 – end in the video below)
Rachel Morello-Frosh, PhD, MPH, “Researching environmental exposures in Richmond: A community-engaged process”
Jason Corburn, PhD, “Health Equity in All Urban Policies: Insights from Richmond, California”
PANELISTS: Wendel Brunner, MD, PhD, MPH (Contra Costa Health Services), Ruben Lizardo (UC Berkeley, Government and Community Relations)


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